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Old Mar 12, 2012, 8:55 PM   #1
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as requested by a couple of you, i have posted my video of the power station cooling towers demolition i filmed on sunday 11th of march '12.

it was a very interesting experience and one i shall not forget.

please follow the link to see the video, shot on my fz100 uning a tripod. no external mic was used so sound quality isnt great. distance was about 3km. a sequence of pics is also available under the heading "going going gone!" in this forum section.

http://youtu.be/fQ8Ii_z_Wtc

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ps you might want to savour the suspense, but if you dont, simply fast forward to 1min 35secs to see the action commence
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That's excellent John! I saw a similar video on the news on TV last night.

Very interesting to watch the birds react. Obviously light got to the camera way before the sound waves did. I can see the camera shake slightly, indicating the sound arrived, which was exactly when the birds took off too.
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 1:28 PM   #3
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thanks a lot Saly, yea that was kinda fun that bit, even some 3 km away, you could feel the shockwave. there were many videos uploaded on youtube, all with different views and perspectives, but i was happy with mine. i panned out in the hope the birds would fly. worked out well eh lol
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Excellent results of your video reporting John, a very significant experience for the battles in favor of the nature, hoping to leave it a better world for future generations!!
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thanks Alex, within 6 years a new power station will ocupy this site providing cleaner energy for the national grid again and creating many jobs. so maybe a few seals will leave the bay for a while and a few birds got a fright, but all in all it will be great for the area. even if i DO miss the towers and Homer Simpson is out of a job (according to my 5yr old son)
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Good shooting Fitcip, now there is a good advert for your tripod, very steady.
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Thanks grounded. Not a bad tripod for the money. Its a black tp27. I was lucky to find a good solid area and got the bubble level. Hung my rucksack off the ballast hook just in case.
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Yes, it was like watching a professional news telecast. Well done, John. Though it is good for the environment, it is sad to see such land marks and vintage things (like steam engine) disappear from life.
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youre very kind raghu, im gearing towards phot journalism whilst im at college, then onto private photography when i finish my training and become fully qualified. i love trying to give info in my work and make it interesting with the text, as my pictures arent always great. a combination of the 2 gives me a little more interest... i hope lol
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Very cool video. I like the clapping and comments.

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